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Sacramento confirmed as 2014 Tour of California starting city

The start of stage 7 of the 2013 Amgen Tour of Califormia.

As expected, Sacramento will play host to the start of the Amgen Tour of California for the second time next May and will be part of the event for the sixth time in its nine-year history. Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), presenter of the race, revealed the route cities at a Sacramento press conference Nov. 5. California’s capital city was rumored ... Read More »

Sacramento to stage 2014 Tour of California start?

Tour of California stage finish in Modesto, California.

After a two-year absence, Sacramento is a strong candidate to return as a host city and potentially as the overall starting location for the 2014 Amgen Tour of California. Repeated calls to the Sacramento Sports Commission and Sacramento Visitors and Convention Bureau officials regarding the city’s plans for the race have no been returned. Rumors Sacramento would be returning to ... Read More »

Tour of California 2013 stage 1: Holland’s Lieuwe Westra takes race lead with stage 1 sprint

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Lieuwe Westra of the Netherlands easily outsprinted Spanaird Francisco Mancebo to claim the sweltering and hilly stage 1 and assumed the overall race Sunday lead at the Amgen Tour of California. Westra, an eight-year pro who claimed his 12th career win, completed the 102.6-mile Escondido road race in 4 hours, 31 minutes and 33 seconds as temperatures reached into the ... Read More »

Tour of California profile: Tejay van Garderen ready, patient for first pro stage race title

Tejay van Garderen celebrating at the USA Pro Challenge

Tejay van Garderen is no different than any professional cyclist. He welcomes the competitive obstacles inherent in the sport — steep mountains climbs, high-speed descents and pedaling for hours on windy, exposed country roads. But van Garderen, 24, is among several young American riders now thrust into an intangible obstacle they didn’t expect or nor do they appreciate. With other ... Read More »

Lingering injuries keep Tom Boonen out of Tour of California

Lingering injuries will prevent Tom Boonen from competing int the 2013 Tour of California

The Amgen Tour of California has lost its second marque rider in two days with the announcement that former world titlist and Classics specialist Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma QuickStep) of Belgium will not compete in the race’s eighth edition beginning Sunday. Chris Horner (RadioShack Leopard Trek) of Bend, Oregon, the 2011 race titlist, also withdrew this week because of lingering ... Read More »

Chris Horner withdraws from Tour of California as knee injury woes continue

A lingering knee injury will prevent Chris Horner from riding in the Tour de France

Chris Horner’s long, injury-riddled career was further hampered Monday with the announcement the 41-year-old rider will not be able to ride in the pending Amgen Tour of California because of lingering knee pain. Horner, the 2011 race winner, was scheduled to lead the veteran-loaded RadioShack Leopard-Trek team in the eight-day event beginning Sunday, May 12 in Escondido, California. According to ... Read More »

Tour of California 2013 gets first Southern California start, Northern California shunned


The eighth edition of the Amgen Tour of California, largely abandoning Northern California, will begin as expected in Escondido and spend five days in Southern California before advancing to the extended San Francisco Bay for its final three days. The estimated 750-mile race, which will begin in Southern California for the first time, will start May 12, 2013 with a ... Read More »

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